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404 error while installing WordPress on my Mac

I just started taking the Lean Wordpress track, and currently taking the "How to Install WordPress on your computer" course (I have a Mac with the latest OSX El Capitan) however when I try to access the link I get from DesktopServer I get the 404 - Not Found error that they cant find the requested url on the server.

I've tried to find some info here in the community, but the similar threads doesn't answer my problem. I haven't changed the location for the file, and everything was set up the right way. Does anyone of you know what I should do? Any tips or links?

Thanks guys!

2 Answers

Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points

I would look into this section: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/local-wordpress-development

Figure out which way you want to do it. This is how I do this(not really into detail):

  1. set up mamp
  2. Go to Wordpress.org and download it(its a zipped file)
  3. Make a sites folder inside your mamp folder plus a folder for actual site
  4. copy all the wordpress files inside that actual site folder
  5. Then go to mammp and hit open web page
  6. Go under the menu and hit myphpadmin
  7. make a database with a user
  8. Go back to mamp, make sure your mamp is pointed to the folder that has wordpress in it
  9. Then download wordpress
  10. its gonna ask you for your database info, type that in and follow the instructions.

Theres more detail then that and im sure i missed a couple thing but this is the flow of it all. I would def check out that course. I would do the famous five minute install rather than the one click install.

Lmk if you need any more help. Hope that helps!

I'll try it out tomorrow and then I'll get back to you! Thanks dude!! :D

Carl Sergile
Carl Sergile
16,570 Points

I would go with downloading Mamp and going from there. I haven't tried Desktop server but im sure it should be the same. Can you give more details into the steps that you took to get to that page prior to the 404 page?

I have MAMP on my mac already. But I kinda formulated myself bad earlier, but the issue isnt with the DesktopServer application but with the link I get to go and set up some WordPress settings.

But what you are saying is that I can run this with MAMP? Would you mind explaining how? Kinda new to these things.